How to Use Food Chaining to Expand Your Child’s Diet
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How to Use Food Chaining to Expand Your Child’s Diet

Food Chaining To Help Children Try New Foods After living and working with children who favour beige foods I have only just stumbled across the idea of food chaining. If you are a parent of an autistic child, you may have experienced similar challenges with feeding your child. Some autistic children have a restricted diet,…

Trauma-Informed Parenting: A Comprehensive Guide

Trauma-Informed Parenting: A Comprehensive Guide

The Importance of Trauma-Informed Parenting Childhood is often considered a time of joy, exploration, and innocence. However, for some children, these early years can be tainted by experiences of trauma. Whether it’s through neglect, abuse, the loss of a loved one, witnessing violence, or living through a natural disaster, trauma can significantly impact a child’s…

Nesting and Co-Parenting

Nesting and Co-Parenting

Nesting and Co-Parenting: An In-Depth Guide with FAQs Parenting after a separation or divorce can be a challenging task. One of the creative strategies that some families use to ease this transition is “nesting” or “bird’s nest co-parenting.” This article explores the ins and outs of nesting and co-parenting and answers some commonly asked questions…

Outdoor Water Play Ideas For Every Age Group
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Outdoor Water Play Ideas For Every Age Group

The Educational Benefits of Water Play in EYFS and Beyond Water play is a staple activity in many early childhood education settings. It’s more than just splashing around—it’s a powerful learning tool that offers a multitude of educational benefits. From fostering motor skills to promoting scientific thinking, water play can provide a rich, sensory, and…

Parallel Parenting: An In-Depth Guide for UK Parents

Parallel Parenting: An In-Depth Guide for UK Parents

How to Make Parallel Parenting Work for You When divorce or separation happens, the impact on children’s lives can be immense, especially if conflict continues between parents. Traditional co-parenting may prove difficult or even toxic in high-conflict situations. Parallel parenting offers an alternative arrangement to support children’s wellbeing when direct co-parenting is not working. What…

Tips and Strategies for New Parents Navigating Unsolicited Advice

Tips and Strategies for New Parents Navigating Unsolicited Advice

How to Handle Unsolicited Parenting Advice As a new parent, you’ll experience the highs of joy and wonder along with the lows of challenges—including coping with unsolicited parenting advice. This comprehensive guide provides pro tips to help you evaluate advice objectively, set clear boundaries, and gain confidence in your parenting instincts. As you embark on…

The Power of Positive Parenting
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The Power of Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting Buffers Young People Against the Impacts of Stress The intricate relationship between family dynamics and child development is a topic of increasing interest in the scientific community. A wealth of research is now dedicated to understanding how stress and adversities faced in early life can impact brain development, leading to cognitive, emotional, and…

Choosing the Right Nursery for Your Child: Key Considerations
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Choosing the Right Nursery for Your Child: Key Considerations

Choosing a Nursery Selecting the ideal nursery for your little one is a crucial decision in your child’s early education journey. As a parent, you want to feel confident that your chosen nursery will provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for your child. With numerous options available, it can be overwhelming to know where…

Attachment and Attention-Seeking Behaviour in Young Children: Understanding the Connection

Attachment and Attention-Seeking Behaviour in Young Children: Understanding the Connection

Attention-Seeking Behaviour or Connection Seeking? When it comes to understanding the social and emotional development of young children, attachment theory has long been a cornerstone of both research and practice. Developed by British psychologist John Bowlby in the mid-20th century, the theory posits that the quality of the early relationships between children and their primary…

Raising Kids with Connection and Trust: A Parent’s Guide
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Raising Kids with Connection and Trust: A Parent’s Guide

We all know that raising kids can be a rollercoaster ride, filled with ups and downs. It’s a rewarding journey, but it can also be challenging. Here are some top tips on how to raise children with a focus on connection and trust. Let’s dive in! 1. Communicate openly and honestly It’s essential to establish…

50 Parenting Quotes and Affirmations
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50 Parenting Quotes and Affirmations

Parenting Quotes Raising children is brilliant, bonkers and beautiful all at once. Some days feel like a dream come true, other days a total nightmare – but mostly it’s somewhere in between. Regardless, parenting creates memories you’ll treasure forever. These parenting quotes start to sum up how we feel about raising our children. It can…

Parenting: Awesome Age Gap Kids Activity Ideas
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Parenting: Awesome Age Gap Kids Activity Ideas

Parenting Activities Having children of different ages is wonderful in many ways, as they can learn from each other and form close bonds. It can present some ummm… challenges when trying to find activity ideas that suit everyone. As a parent, you want to make sure each child feels included and engaged, no matter their…

The Power of Co-Regulation: A Letter from a Parent of an Autistic Child
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The Power of Co-Regulation: A Letter from a Parent of an Autistic Child

The letter below was written by a parent of an autistic child who read one of our recent posts on the importance of co-regulation. Too often our schools can be aversive places for children. As parents and teachers, as humans, we want our children to be happy and fulfilled at school. It should be a…

The 4 Top Books About Learning Through Play
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The 4 Top Books About Learning Through Play

Our Favourite Books For Play-based Learning As parents, we all want to ensure that our children are learning and growing in the best possible way. Using play as a way to promote learning is not only effective, but it’s also super fun! Children get to learn new skills, express their creativity, and make new friends…

The Joys and Educational Benefits of Messy Play for Children’s Development
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The Joys and Educational Benefits of Messy Play for Children’s Development

The Benefits of Messy Play Messy play is an essential part of childhood that encourages creativity, exploration, and effective engagement in learning. As parents, we might be tempted to keep our children clean, tidy and presentable, but there is a world of benefits to embracing the mess. From fostering cognitive development to nurturing social skills, messy play has…